Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On the Rate of Wrongful Conviction: Summary Plot for Your Consideration

Here's a summary plot I've been working on for the last chapter in my impending monograph Regarding The Rate of Wrongful Conviction. It's my third try. I rejected my first, the Skeptical Spouse rejected the second, and I'm giving you, my faithful readers, the opportunity to reject or commend the third.

Constructive criticisms, blathering praise, and cleverly worded slams would all be appreciated. Append your comments to the bottom of this post. I'll consider them all.

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I've generated a fourth version.  I include it below.


Anonymous said...

nice, it conveys a lot of information on at least four different variables cleanly and concisely. it would take a thousand words to convey the same.

A Voice of Sanity said...

US juries get verdict wrong in one of six cases: study

"The study, which looked at 290 non-capital criminal cases in four major cities from 2000 to 2001, is the first to examine the accuracy of modern juries and judges in the United States.

It found that judges were mistaken in their verdicts in 12 percent of the cases while juries were wrong 17 percent of the time.

More troubling was that juries sent 25 percent of innocent people to jail while the innocent had a 37 percent chance of being wrongfully convicted by a judge.

The good news was that the guilty did not have a great chance of getting off. There was only a 10 percent chance that a jury would let a guilty person free while the judge wrongfully acquitted a defendant in 13 percent of the cases."

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